Sahih Muslim Book 43, Hadith Number 7160.

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Hisham reported that ‘Aisha said in connection with the words of Allah: “They ask thee the religious verdict about women, say: Allah gives you the verdict about them” (iv. 126), that these relate to an orphan girl who is in charge of the person and she shares with him in his property (as a heir) even in the date-palm trees and he is reluctant to give her hand in marriage to any other person lest he (her husband) should partake of his property, and thus keep her in a lingering state.